Megan Fletcher

03 April 2011

Event: under-70kg
Dan Grade Level: 2nd Dan
Date and Place of Birth: 2 August 1989, Reading, UK
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Coached by: Juergen Klinger
Date arrived at Team Bath: July 2007
Course of Study: Graduate of Environmental Science. Also achieved a PGCE in Secondary Geography.
Clubs: Team Bath, Pinewood Judo Club
Occupation: Athlete/Teacher

Biography: Megan started judo in 1994, aged five. After training full time at the University of Bath for almost 10 years, she represented Great Britain at the 2011 World University Games in China and has gone on to win medals at European, World Cup and Commonwealth level – including a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

A member of the Team Bath Athlete Forum, Megan says: “As one of the more senior athletes and a captain in the judo programme, I feel that taking on a role within the Forum was one of my responsibilities.

I think it is difficult as a younger athlete to get your opinions heard, whether that be due to lack of confidence or not knowing who to speak to. I think the Athletes Forum is such an important way of highlighting issues within the STV but also areas that are going really well. I am happy that I get to pass on the information that I gather from the judo programme, along with Jan [Gosiewski] as the male rep.”

Career highlights:

Gold – Under 70kg, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2014
Bronze
– European Open, Madrid, Spain, May 2014
Silver – Pan American Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2014
Gold – Pan American Open, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2014
Silver – World Cup, Rome, Italy, October 2012
Gold – European Cup, Boras, Sweden, October 2010

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